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    September 12, 2012
    5:00 - 6:00am EDT  

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name is hercules. >> welcome back. it is wednesday, september 12th, 2012. a live look outside at the wilson bridge. >> let's just call it 5:00. >> moving forward. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning muse and welcome, tucker barnes. he will tell us all about the weather. >> i am in 45 seconds. >> happy weather. >> it is great outside. a couple of little conditions. jacket weather for the kids at the bus stop just like yesterday. clear skies, getting a lot of radiational cooling. all of the heat will escape into the atmosphere. >> go ahead. just escape. we don't need you here. >> we do need a little bit. we'll get it back later today. let's get right to your temperatures. i don't know, sarah. i'm practicing patience with it
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but it is scaring me. dulles, 49 degrees. look how cool it is. so once you get outside the beltway here, temperatures fall off very quickly into almost the cool range here. 49, that is awfully cool. there is your radar. not going to feature any showers today. it will be just like yesterday. lots of sunshine. maybe a bit of a breeze during the day. very comfortable conditions so here it is. nice time of year and the sunny streak continues for another one. 80 your daytime high. a degree or two warmer than yesterday. otherwise, lots of sunshine. >> beautiful day ahead. thank you. >> time now to say hello to julie wright, see what is happening with your morning commute. >> good morning. highway was the birthday party yesterday? >> it was excellent. there were cupcakes and gifts and everybody was all smiles and it still wasn't enough. i'm expected to do more. >> like bring in the left overcupcakes. >> i was wondering. i didn't get a cupcake. i didn't know what happened there. >> i got you. it will be old, a couple of
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days old. >> great. it will be a brick. thanks, wisdom. on the roads, northbound i-95, express lane, mine lain looking great -- main line looking great. 66, a nice, easy ride headed inbound this morning so far from vienna towards the capital beltway. overnight construction has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. developing in the middle east, libyan protestors kill an american consulate worker. they attacked the u.s. consulate and left another staffer injured. >> protesters in neighboring egypt also attacked the u.s. embassy in cairo. the protests follow word of an anti-muslim movie made in the united states and as fox's ainsley earhart reports, they burned the consulate. >> reporter: this is the scene at the american consulate in libya on tuesday.
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officials say many there are angered over a film reportedly produced in the u.s. attacking islam's prophet mohammed. >> don't like to say something about their prophet. he is not osama bin laden. he is not anybody else. he is our prophet. he is the best. >> reporter: muslims find it offensive to depict mohammed in any fashion. a state department officer has been killed. another person suffering an injury to the hand. the rioters burning much of the build and looting some of its contents. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight. they will do such a situation. this is the situation because of the americans. they want to say something about our prophet. >> reporter: a similar scene is taking place within the muslim community in cairo, egypt. earlier in the day, protesters
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scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy and replaced an american flag with an islamic banner. the demonstrations continued into the night with the crowd chanting anti-u.s. slogans. >> it's shame that your president allows such offenses from your country against the prophet of islam. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton released a statement condemning the attacks. she says the u.s. deplores any intentional effort to the relig ainsley earhart, fox news. prince william county police are working to identify two suspected accused of stabbing a man they allegedly knew during a violent home invasion. this happened last night on delmar drive in woodbridge, virginia. police say the two men broke into the victim's home, stabbed him and stole his car. the victim was flown to a nearby trauma center. his condition is still unknown right now. happening overnight, a 16- year-old is shot in the district. this occurred in the 200 block of the 37th street southeast around 1 charleston 30 this
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morning. police tell us the victim was shot in the stomach. he is expected to survive. no word right now on any suspects. prince george's county police are on the hunt for a suspect accused of killing a central high school student. >> the 18-year-old was walking to class yesterday morning when he was shot. melanie alnwick is live in the victim's neighborhood this morning at the victim's school with the details on the investigation. what is the latest? >> reporter: good morning. unfortunately, there isn't a lot of information here the police have to go on. the school community is just stunned by the murder of a central high school junior, marckel ross. his body was found not far from here along a well traveled sidewalk about halfway between his home and his school. 18-year-old marckel ross was and honor role student, said to have a bright spirit. air force member of the modeling club, the track and field team and rotc. no one can imagine why someone would want to kill him. ross was walking to school
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along old central avenue tuesday morning. police got calls shortly before 7:00 a.m. about someone lying on the ground. then they arrived to find ross dead with a gun -- a gunshot wound to the upper body. ross' family is devastated. >> i miss his smile. i miss him dancing. he like to perform for the family even if you're not willing to look at him. he loves his pictures. marckel was a good son. of his a good child. >> reporter: elizabeth ross says her son was bullied last year but that things had gotten better. police spent time at central high school as did grief counselors. so far, police have not released a motive. we don't know whether this was targeted. we don't know whether it was a robbery or mistaken identity. just a lot of questions here and no arrests obviously as well in this case. they are offering a reward of
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$25,000 for information that leads to an indictment. >> thank you very much for that report. thousands of teachs are walking the picket line in chicago. are they any closer to reaching an agreement in that teacher's strike? we'll get an update coming up next. >> we are keeping an eye on developing news overseas. two factory fires and the staggering death toll. stay with us. we'll have more after the break. break. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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deadly fires that were burning in pakistan are finally out. two different fires at factories in pakistan's big of the city have now killed over 190 people. firefighters say they just pulled 166 bodies from one of the fires. many of the victims died because there were not enough fire exits and could not get out of the build. there were also not enough fire alarms and sprinklers in the factseries either. 350,000 students in the chicago school area will miss a third straight day of class because of the teachers strike. thousands of teachers marched through the streets of chicago yesterday. the two sides met for more than 10 hours but are still at a stalemate over issues like
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performance evaluations and the recall rights of laid-off teachers. talks are expected to resume at 11:00 this morning. the wife of alan gross, the 63-year-old maryland man imprisoned in could you be a is fearful her husband will not survive his 15-year sentence. ayuday gross just returned from cuba on sunday. officials there allowed her to see her husband three separate times. she says he has lost 10 pounds in the 10-foot by 10-foot sell that he shares with two other prisoners. the cuban government arrested gross in 2009 claiming he was part of a u.s. earth to undermine the communist regime by equipping people with internet access. are more than $100,000 missing from his campaign. >> detail of who this d.c. council member believes took the money and what he plans to do about it. >> good morning. we have the cool temperatures out there again. temperatures in the 40s and 50s outside the beltway. what will your wednesday have
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in store weatherwise. veil the details on that. julie wright will be in with the traffic right after the break.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. this is a live look from new york city where the tribune another of lights is still illuminating the sky over lower manhattan this morning. the two lights represent where the twin towers once skewed and the thousand of lives lost it
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will shine until nice. the tribute of light first blaesed the sky on the six- month anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. -- the two lights represent where the twin towers once stood. >> amazing. >> it is amazing to see every year. a reminder for us. all right. let's remind people it is a little chilly outside as they get their day started. >> it is. it is cool. temperatures back in the 40s across parts of the area. wear close to 60 here in town. it will be another gorgeous day. tens in the upper 70s near 80 later today. here are your high temperatures. 78 at reagan national and dulles. these temperatures a few degrees below normal. our average daytime high still in the low 80s. i think we'll get closer to the normal range today. temperatures bump up a degree or two. you might notice it is a little warmer this afternoon. not the case at this hour.
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check out your cool temperatures and the temperatures are falling back. 60 now in washington. check out dulles, 49 degrees. 50 in manassas. 52 in leonardtown. 61 in annapolis. it feels great out there. 55 in baltimore this morning as well. kids might want a light jacket. it won't rain today. kids might want a light jacket or long sleeved shirt at the bus stop or walking early. dew point temperatures yesterday afternoon were in the low 40s. they've risen a bit overnight but still very comfortable. dew point here in washington is now 52. it is possible in a few spots the temperature reaches that due point, we could see a little fog develop here early this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine in the forecast and we continue to be under the influence of a big dome of high pressure. that area of high pressure is going to be a slow mover so today, tomorrow, and friday too looks fantastic with lots of sunshine. will be a little warmer
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tomorrow with highs in the mid volunteer. this is our next weather feature of note. that is a cold front which will get in here late friday. really, i think during the day on saturday, bring us some cloud cover with a couple of showers around here now. yesterday, we thought it would get here sunday. looks like it will get here a day sooner. winds light out of the south and east about five. as we get into the nighttime hours, we'll be nice and calm again with cool conditions expected. overnight lows expected back in the 50s and 60s. 84 tomorrow. that is the warm one in the next seven days. we are bouncing around a little bit. if you want to time out showers, you think a few on saturday and a few more on monday. but generally a nice, sunny dry streak here continues as we get into the weekend. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> for those waking up on the wrong side of the bed a little cranky, i think we have a forecast for the traffic that they'll like. right now, you are at speed. no problems to report southbound along 270 as you head south of 109 doing the
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double nickel out towards clarksburg. top side of the beltway looks great between college park and bethesda. eastbound 66, wide open right now leaving vienna towards the capital beltway. overnight construction on the westbound side has cleared. all lanes are open. no trouble spots to report crossing over the potomac. lanes are open on the southbound stretch of the gw parkway lefting the capital beltway headed out towards the potomac crossings. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. d.c. council member michael brown is providing more details about alleged missing money from his campaign. he contacted police back in july but at that point, we didn't know much about how much had been taken. >> brown now says it is more than $100,000. he called media together to point his finger directly at a campaign worker who he believes took the money right out from under his nose. matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: for now, $112,000 in campaign contributions are down drain and there is less than two months until election
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day. >> our campaign is also committed to recovering every single dollar that was taken from us. >> reporter: councilmember brown spoke to the media in front of the wilson building w only limit detail, he tried to explain who he believes took the money over a period of a few months. >> i want my supporters to also understand that the person who embezzled from the campaign was someone who had been working with me for more than half a decade. it is someone that i had extreme confidence in. >> reporter: but how could over $100,000 go miss something brown says he was carefully inspecting campaign finance reports but should have also checked bank deposits as well. >> all the reports were coming in and clearly the reports we thought were accurate. no reason for us to believe they weren't. so no, i'm glad that frankly, with all the drum beat of ethics, please someone show me a list where an elected
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official has blown the whistle on their own organization. >> reporter: mark plotkin says: >> of course it will hurt. i don't think it will be enough to defeat him because the candidates running against himmant as well known. >> reporter: no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made. when the story first broke, chief lanier said this. >> i can't comment on evidence. >> reporter: have you talked to the councilmember about this? >> no, i haven't. >> reporter: brown says he will continue to campaign to raise more campaign dollars. >> clearly, i was wrong to have trusted that person and i'm deeply regretful. >> matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> bound saws despite the lack of campaign dollars he is confident we -- brown says, despite the lack of campaign dollars, he is confident he will win in november. the race for the white house is tight. >> up next the latest poll
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numbers plus how the candidates' views on your child's education will may a huge role in deciding who wins. stay with us. we'll be right back. [ romney ] this president can n ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. president barack obama and gop nominee mitt romney are back out on the campaign pain trail. this after taking yesterday off to honor the victims killed in the nerve terrorist attack. >> romney is back in florida today holding an event at his
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own campaign office in jacksonville. meanwhile, the president is heading to nevada where he is -- will deliver remarks to supporters at the cashman center in las vegas. wear just eight weeks away from election and the race is still very close. a new "washington post" abc news poll of lineally voters has president obama with 49% of the vote and mitt romney with 4% n a wider poll of registered voters, the president has a six- point lead. education is always a big deal in the presidential election. >> we look at what the candidates are saying about how your child learns. >> together, i promise you we can out-educate and out-compete any nation on earth. >> as president i will be a champion of real education reform in america. >> reporter: both treasurerrial contenders say improving the sagging u.s. education saims top priority but polling shows americans have much more faith in president obama when it comes to getting the job done. when fox asked when do you trust to do a better job on
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education, the president held and 18-point margin over governor romney, 52 to 34%. not all education advocates are convinced. >> when it comes to education, the president deserves a c. >> reporter: the president gets high mark for shining a spotlight on what many advocates are calling an education crisis in the u.s. there is skepticism about his proposals which include recruiting 100,000 math and science teachers over the next several years, granting waivers from the no child left behind law to more than 30 states and allowing young people in the country illegally toern citizenship by attending college. romney who was a strong advocate of school choice says charter schools are key. both say they will fight to bring down the cost of higher education but the starkest contrast come on the topic of teachs are unions. the american federation of teens are endorsed the
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president's re-election bid months ago. romney said they must take a back seat to children in the classroom. some education advocates say they hope that is the poghts both candidates will adopt. >> until the president of the united states, whoever that may be, stands up and says no longer are you welcome to walk into our offices, to sit at our tables and talk to us about issues which children are not your primary concern, until that happens, we can't say you are truly reform minded. >> reporter: arne duncan has one praise as a compromiser. he worked to expand charter schools and launcheded a performance pay plan for teachers. teachers. the video made it national head heinz. a woman being bullied on a school bus. >> now, she is the recipient of a huge act of kindness. that is ahead in about 14 minutes. up next, all of our top stories. this is a live look at
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interstate 270.
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coming up on 5:30 now on this wednesday. take a lock at the jefferson memorial out there. nice, peaceful, quiet, easy start to your day for the middle of the week. i'll take it. >> a little cool too. >> yeah. >> temperatures back in the 40s and low 50s outside of the
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beltway. that is chilly. >> that is fall. >> that is fall. >> moving in. >> and a little sliver of moon if you get a chance to see that. let's get right to the radar and your accu-weather forecast. we saw on the live shot, things hook nice and quiet. continue with high pressure. always a nice time of year here in washington. this is where we get really nice between about now and early november. i think it is nice this time of year i think so, around here. it is so quick. the spring and the fall here. >> well, fall lingers i think. >> when do the leaves start falling. >> welsh parts of the area out to the west in the next couple of weeks. >> take some nice pictures. >> all right. i will do that. >> or folks out west. we would love to see the leaves changing. >> i'm sure once the leaves start changing, we'll get going. we're stalling for time because i don't have anything to show you weather-wise. probably wasn't light jacket,
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sweaters, maybe a sweater. >> what? >> why not. >> you're right. >> sweater and shorts. that's my favorite. a beautiful afternoon too. >> the kid thought that was hilarious at school that you were talk about sweater and shorts. >> wearing it in. >> they were talking about you. they were like tucker barnes, he's so funny. >> is that a good thing. >> well, they like you. >> all the adults love julie. he is personal lit adult males. >> wisdom? >> you have a lot of fans. i'm going to be quiet now and let you do traffic. >> wisdom tells us about the guys he talks about at the barbershop and gym. >> i do love them. good morning to all of them. on the roads right now, you will find that the lanes are open coming across the 14th street bridge. no problems to report across the potomac. nice and easy, gw parkway, it is that left must exit at spout
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run but we've had some construction there. left lane still blocked on the northbound side. be prepared for that today. no problems to report here south along 270 south of 109. traffic flowing at speed continuing out towards the exits for clarksburg and in towards german up two. no problems to report right now continuing southbound out of rockville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. developing outrage in the middle east this morning. libyan protesters kill an american consulate worker. they set fire to the build and wounded another state department staffer. five libyan soldiers were reported killing in defending the u.s. consulate. over in neighboring egypt, an angry mob there broke into the american embassy and bushed the u.s. flag. they are upset at an internet movie made in the u.s. that defames the prophet mohammed. snippets were shown on egyptian tv this week. prince william county
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police are searching for two suspects accused of stabbing a man during a violent home invasion. sky fox was over the scene on delmar drive in woodbridge, virginia last night. according to police, two men broke into the victim's home, stabbed him and stole his 1990s white buick regal. they say the three men knew each other and there is no threat to the public. to maryland where family and friends are mourning the loss of a central high school student. the 1-year-old was walking to class yesterday morning when he was shot and killed. >> this morning, his killers still on the loose. melanie alnwick is live at central high school in capital heights, maryland with details on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you can imagine, the entire school community here is just stunned by this murder. the body of junior marckel ross was actually found laying on a sidewalk not far from here. he was halfway between his home and school. 18-year-old marckel ross was and honor roll student. he was said to have a bright spirit.
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of his a member of the modeling club, the track and field team and ro tc. no one can imagine why someone would want to kill him. ross was walking to school. he was on old central avenue tuesday morning. police got calls shortly before 7:00 a.m. not from hearing gunshot wounds but seeing someone lying on the ground. then they arrived and they found ross dead way gunshot wound to the upper body. police searched the area for clues. so far, nothing. central high school students just can't believe it. >> it was crazy. everybody was crying. it was just sad. >> everybody was freaked out. >> nobody expected it. >> it was like wow, that's scary. >> i still don't believe it. >> i don't either. >> we are going to get through it. >> reporter: police spent time at central high school yesterday along with grief counselors. marckel's mother said that her son was bullied last year but things had gotten better.
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so fur, police have not release a motive. we don't know whether there was a robbery involved in this case or whether it may have been a case of mistaken identity. we are still waiting for more information and details to come out about that. hopefully, police will get more information to work on today. there is a reward for up to $25,000 in this case. three men will now face life in prison without parole following a judge's sentencing for their involvement in one of d.c.'s deadliest shootings. they all received the harsh sentence. the deadly march 2010 shooting spree killed five people and wounded nine others in a fight over a bless let. the men had little to say as family members recall what life has been like since the shooting. two other men received lesser sentences. the man who owned the bracelet will serve 54 years and lamar williams, who supplied the guns, will serve 30 years.
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health officials have confirmed one person has died as a result of west nile virus. the person ways senior citizen from northwest virginia. nine people in the state have been infected with the disease this year. and in maryland, 21 cases of the virus have been reported killing one person and the district has reported one case which killed its victim. crews are trying to fight the spread of the disease by spraying the region to kill the mosquitos. federal health officials say this is the worst year for west nile virus in the country since it was first discovered 13 years ago. another frightening scene at a school in baltimore county. the school was put on lockdown after a student brought a gun to class. we'll get the details coming up next. >> plus, this video made national add lines actually woman being bullied on the school bus. a huge act of kindness. we are checking more headlines when we come back. is the. the dow closed at a five- year high yesterday. it ended up 69 points. the nasdaq added a half point and japan's nick can i is way
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up, adding more than 150 points overnight. all asian and european markets are showing this morning after a judge just gave the okay for participation in the bail outfund. outfund. - - bail outfund. we're back in a moment.
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we are following breaking news right now from overseas. we are getting reports that the violence in libya has now claimed the life of the american ambassador to libya. this is not confirmed right now but the bbc is reporting that he tied in a rocket attack this morning in the libyan city of bengazi. reuters says the ambassador and three other staffs at the consulate were also killed. this is following last night's attack by an angry mob on the consulate. >> also reports are saying it is not cheer if the ambassador was in his car or if he was actually at the libyan consulate when the attack occurred. so they are still trying to get the detail of that. this all comes after a film produced in the u.s. insulted the prophet mohammed and that sparked a lot of the violence that is right now. we'll continue to follow that
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story and bring you more details as they become available. available. . making headlines, a gun locks down a baltimore county school. parents removed children early from the school yesterday afternoon after reports of an incident involving a gun. now, no one was hurt but officials locked down the school after a student brought a gun to class yesterday morning. police searched the building but students were not dismissed early. some items that police say were likely looted from the world trade center rubble after the 9-11 attacks have turned up in michigan. owner of the smoky mountain tobacco shop in hasting found a small box in the store when he took over the property this year. side, he found some cash and i. d. s and business cards. police have matched about 10 of the name to the list of nope survivors. there are two or three that are not on either a list of survivors or of those killed. officers are working to return the items to their owners now.
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a bullied school bus monitor has finally collected a huge check. more than 30,000 people donated money to careen klein after she was bullied. she will use the $700,000 to fund an anti-bullying group and she will enjoy her retirement. i say good for her and putting the money to good use as well. a huge day ahead for gadget geeks. unveiling of the new iphone 5. >> we'll explain why some financial analysts say it could help jump start the economy. we'll have a look at your weather and traffic. stay with us. we are taking a live look at interstate 270 there in maryland.
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back after this. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why?
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because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. . we are getting reports this morning that the violence in libya has now claimed the life the u.s. ambassador to libya. this is not independently confirmed right now. this is breaking news we are following from overseas but the bbc is reporting that he died in a rocket attack this morning in the lib yap city of benghazi. >> this follows last night's
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attacks by appear angry mob on the consulate after a film produced in the u.s. insulted the prophet mohammed. >> let's check in with tucker and get the latest on the weather. another fall-like day for us. >> a fall-like start to the day. this afternoon, it will feel like late summer with temperatures in the low 80s. >> should be a beautiful day. just a beautiful day expected around here after a cool start. lets get to the headlines. sunny streak continues. expecting dry weather out there for your wednesday. next several days should be dry. init will be the beginning of the week before we have the chaps any of shower activity of the. even when that arrives think some you had be scattered. yesterday morning are we were fawning back into the 40s across parts of the region. 60 here in town. look at frederick, 46 degrees right now. that is chilly. 48 in martinsburg and winchester. cull ander too. a little warmer here but still,
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these temperatures not typical for this time of year. 52 in leonardtown and fredericksburg. so temperatures cool here. definitely a light jacket, maybe a sweater if you are going to be out and about for the next cup. hours. later this afternoon, expecting highs as mentioned a little warmer than yesterday. yesterday, upper 70s. today will a degree or two warmer back in the low 80s. nice quiet weather pattern setting up. high pressure has set up across the reason on and our next weather feature, look at that, north and west of chicago, cold front which will slide in here as we get into the start to the weekend and that will archbishop us some cloud cover with the possible of a couple of showers around here as we get into saturday. here is your jet stream. nice and try. high pressure keeping us nice and try for the time being. things will break down towards friday night and early saturday. we'll likely have at left some scattered showers around. i don't think saturday will be a washout but the possibility of a few showers with the cold front on saturday. today, gorgeous. 81, more sunshine. just a beautiful afternoon. winds south and east here at about five miles per hour.
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and here is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. tomorrow will be a warm one. highs back in the mid-80s. a little cooler friday and as we get into the weekend, a cup. showers on saturday and it looks like the best chance will be saturday and again on monday. you can see temperatures, they generally behave as we get into the weekend. let's do some traffic and get the rest from julie to see if traffic is behaving. >> i'm glad you specifieds that as traffic. >> i'm been sitting here holding my oatmeal. my hands are cold. it is chilly out there. lanes are open on the capital beltway between annandale and merrifield. northbound i-95, this is reported to be a brushfire near the prince william parkway. there is the fire truck. right lean lane is -- right lane is blocked at this point. all of this activity in the main line northbound along i- 95. not out of the woods just yet, a little further north on 395
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approaching seminary road, an incident on the shoulder causing a backup leaving duke street. express lanes are open for business although rolling heavy as you continue out towards the 14th street bridge. lanes are open on the top side of the beltway. we're still in good shape. college park trying to get past university boulevard. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. . big news in the tech world. apple is expected to introduce the new iphone today. now, the new model is expected to have a bigger screen, work with 4g networks and get on sale in a week or two. apple says plans to update its phone software this fall, that is getting rid of google's mapping service. the new iphone hits the market today and with all the high up employment and slowing economy, apple's new iphone might just save the economy. >> can you believe this? according to one report, apple's highly anticipated new iphone will actually help jump start the recovery.
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tracy burns explains. >> reporter: j. p. mothering appear's chief economist says the sales of the new iphone could increase america's economic production by as much as a half percent. now, according to the report, the iphone could increase gdp $3.2 billion in the current quarter. such reports would be significant for america's recovery. but does apple really have at built to spark a full economic recovery? >> i do want know whether the competent is so bad that something as inokay with us as a cell phone will make that big of a pop or we've become so dependent that that much money will pour into it. >> reporter: it is not just apple that could profit. carriers like i want to are also expected to cash in. while phone companies are expected to subsidize the cost, new data plans could end up bringing in billions in profits. acovereding to the "wall street journal," in the second quarter, carriers' data revenue
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came in at more than $17 billion. in new york, i'm tracy burns. mark zuckerberg is trying to put the best face on his company. zuckerberg says the facebook stock drop has been disappointing but says facebook has survived troubles before and he is confident the company will bounce back. now, slowing down the washington nats, another win as they inch closer and closer to a division title. >> the news craze catching on in washington thanks to this man, rg iii. you've heard of tivoing and now about griffinning? >> always something. you know he is my favorite
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. the mets and nats paid tribute to the victims of 9-11. as for the game itself, nats trail. bryce harper knocked in a run with one of four hits on the night. nat ray seven and a half game lead over the braves who lost again last night. st night. . >> the orioles hosting the rays. bottom of the third tied at one
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until hardy golfs one to left for a two-run homer. added another home run in the eighth inning. the os go on to win 9-# and they are now tied for first place with the yankees who were beaten by the red sox. -- the os go on to win 9-2. robert griffin iii has started a new craze among redskins fans. you remember last year appear tivoing. it was all the rage. there is now griffinning. here is a look at some of the fans getting on the griffinning craze. >> i like it. >> this is from a student doing same at rg iii's alma mater at baylor university. some people are actually griffinning at the office and finally scott benson on twitter
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sent this photo of his 3-year- old son calvin griffinning. to we knowally do it all the time in. >> he is a done it once. here the difference between griffinning and tebowing, griffin can actually play. >> oh! >> enough said by wisdom martin. >> enough of that. plenty ahead including some of the latest information we have on the major breaking news. >> that's right. the u.s. ambassador to libya reportedly killed in an attack on the consulate. ahead at 6:00, we'll get a full update this morning. switching gears right now, he we want to take this time as we do every day to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. today, we say hello to tonya forte. she tells us she is a fox 5 double dipper tuning in at 5:00
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a.m. and 10:00 p.m. that's what that means. >> for your hans to be tomorrow's fan. day, log on to our facebook pan -- page and leave a comment under her picture. >> some kids were talking about at school they wanted to be facebook fan of the danish to their love for tucker. -- in addition to their love for tucker. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan?

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